Kyoko’s 365 Days of Treat/Kyokoのおやつ日記: 93 – Hello from Kyushu (3)

7th July 2011

Cafe Mingei Tayutofu, Yufuin.

湯布院のカフェ民藝たゆたふ。

It was such a hot day and I was desperate for a drink.  The cafe that I wanted to go was closed for the day.  It was far from the central area, and there was no way to call for a taxi; just when I was not sure what to do, I found this cafe and it turned out to be a real treat for the day!

猛暑の中、喉がカラカラ。行ってみたかったカフェは本日お休み。中心部から離れているためタクシーを呼ぶことも出来ず。途方に暮れている時に見付けたこのカフェで、思いもよらず最高のおやつに! 

The cafe offered two sweets on the menu, the egg pudding steamed with steam from hot spring, and the red bean chiffon cake served with cream and home grown raspberry.   I ordered the chiffon cake, and a pot of organic black tea named “Hime Fuki”,  which was highly recommanded by the cafe owner.

メニューには2種類のスイーツ:温泉の蒸気で蒸したエッグプリンと、クリームと自家製ラズベリーが付いた小豆シフォンケーキ。ワタシはシフォン、それからオーナー推薦の”姫ふうき”というブランドのオーガニック紅茶を注文。

I settled down in front of the window looking out to the garden, it was so calm and quiet that I could hear the birds sing as though it was still early in the morning.  The small place was filled with traditional crafts and toys.

窓際のカウンターからは庭が見えます。とても静かで、鳥が鳴いているのが聞こえます。小さなカフェにはクラフトやおもちゃがいっぱい。

As well as many ceramics pieces that were all for sale but also as decorations inside the cafe.

様々なお陶器も。商品ですがカフェのデコレーションとしても一役買っています。

What was I looking at?

何を見ているかって?

It was a kaileidoscope!

万華鏡です!

I am not exaggerating, but the taste of the tea and the chiffon cake was unforgetable!  Especially the tea, it was so rich, delicate,  and naturally sweet!  It tasted exquisite with or without milk!

決して誇張ではなく、この紅茶とシフォンの味は忘れられません!特に紅茶。リッチでデリケート、そして自然な甘さ。ブラックでも、ミルクティーでも、とても上品な味わいです。

The cafe owner was very kind and friendly.  Here I must thank them for giving me a lift to the town centre.  What a pleasant encounter!

親切でフレンドリーなオーナーさん。旦那さんがわざわざ街の中心部まで車で送ってくれました。本当に思いがけない良い出会いでした!

Cafe Mingei Tayutou

 

 

Posted: July 16th, 2011 under Cafe Hopping, Kyoko, Kyoko's 365 Days of Treat, Kyoko's Travel Journal.
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Write a comment